Undergraduate Students Present Research at Professional Conferences

6/21/2021

Students Lauren Roub and Enrico "Ricky" Pucci III film their presentation for PBA's virtual Interdisciplinary Research Conference.PBA students and faculty are well-represented at two of the largest psychological conventions this summer.

They gave three peer-reviewed presentations at the Association for Psychological Science in May and will give four peer-reviewed presentations at the American Psychological Association in August. Drs. Angie McDonald, associate professor of psychology, and David Compton, professor of psychology and fellow for research in the sciences, were research supervisors. Ten students participated. They are Olivia Blakey, Will Blakey, Michaela Cimato, Cambria Davis, Jennifer Elvir, Sarah Foster, Kayleigh Higbee, Enrico “Ricky” Pucci III, Lauren Roub and Krystal White.

Recently, PBA was named one of the best psychology schools in Florida. 

ASSOCIATION FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

McDonald, A., Blakey, O., Cimato, M., Davis, C., & Foster, S. (2021). College students’ coping during the COVID-19 pandemic: Spiritual well-being, well-being, and flourishing. Poster session presented at the annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science.

Roub, L. (2021). Parental bonding and rule-breaking: the correlation between parental bonding and rule adherence in young adults. Poster session presented at the annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science.

White, K., & Compton, D. (2021). Spirituality, depression, and cognitive and affective life meaning in college students. Poster session presented at the annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science.

AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

Blakey, W. (2021). A Moral Accent: Accent and Class as Predictors of Moral Judgment. Poster session presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.

Higbee, K., Elvir, J., & McDonald, A. (2021). The COVID-19 pandemic & college students: Mental health effects. Poster session presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.

Roub, L., Pucci, R., & McDonald, A. (2021). Service-Learning: Influence on diversity and justice. Poster session presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.

White, K., & McDonald, A. (2021). 5HTR2A polymorphisms 102T/C and -1438A/G and major depressive disorder: A meta-analysis. Poster session presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.